The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America


      The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America
Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic An epidemic is biological and blameless Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence This book, like all of Sarah Deer s work, is aimed at engaging the problem head on and ending it The Beginning and End of Rape collects and expands the powerful writings in which Deer, who played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, has advocated for cultural and legal reforms to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse Deer provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism in tribal nations a truth largely overlooked or minimized by Native and non Native observers She faces this legacy directly, articulating strategies for Native communities and tribal nations seeking redress In a damning critique of federal law that has accommodated rape by destroying tribal legal systems, she describes how tribal self determination efforts of the twenty first century can be leveraged to eradicate violence against women Her work bridges the gap between Indian law and feminist thinking by explaining how intersectional approaches are vital to addressing the rape of Native women.Grounded in historical, cultural, and legal realities, both Native and non Native, these essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt Deer draws on her extensive experiences in advocacy and activism to present specific, practical recommendations and plans of action for making the world safer for all. Free Read Kindle ePUB The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America By Sarah Deer – tbjewellers.co.uk

Sarah Deer born November 9, 1972 is an American lawyer, professor of law at William Mitchell College, and 2014 MacArthur fellow.She advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Native American communities She has been credited for her instrumental role in the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, as well as for testimony which is credited with the 2010 passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act Deer coauthored, with Bonnie Claremont, Amnesty International s 2007 report Maze of Injustice, documenting sexual assault against Native American women.Deer received her B.A and J.D from the University of Kansas.She is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation from Wikipedia

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  • 232 pages
  • The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America
  • Sarah Deer
  • 02 December 2018
  • 0816696330

10 thoughts on “ The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

  1. says:

    Can it be true that rape as a crime was so much less common in indigenous American tribes before colonization that they had no conceptual framework for dealing with it After reading this book, I believe it is a credible claim I think whether or not that is true, that many indigenous people believe this is their history is significant It speaks to the current and recent native experience of sexual violence Deer, a law professor, devotes a significant part of this book to sugg...

  2. says:

    The Beginning and the End of Rape is an excellent overview of sexual violence perpetuated against American Indigenous women Deer uses colonization as a lens to understand why this violence occurs, and what it represents to women and their communities It is a challenging book that isn t afraid to engage with heavy issues and complex problems In particular, I appreciated her take on restorative justice and lateral violence in Indigenous communities, particularly people s tendency to romanticize The Beginning and the End of Rape is an excellent overview of sexual violence perpetuated against American Indigenous women Deer uses colonization as a lens to understand why this violence occurs, and what it represents to women and their communities It is a challenging book that isn t afraid to engage with hea...

  3. says:

    The Beginning and End of Rape Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America was such an emotional read for me I live in a state with a Native population, and have spent some time in Native communities But that not withstanding, I found the treatment of Native people described in this book appalling Rape of women and molestation of children is shameful under any circumstances, but especially so when we make it that muchdifficult for Native...

  4. says:

    The first couple chapters are a little dense and academic, but the rest flows much quicker The set up is essential for the discussion and analysis in the bulk of the book I thought it was both engaging and enraging, an excellent combination to get us fired up and ready for activism It is...

  5. says:

    The Beginning and End of Rape was one of the most challenging books I ve read in a while From the beginning, author Sarah Deer doesn t pull any punches when discussing sexual assault in Native communities, and it s this firm, educated, backed up point of view that makes the book an extremely powerful book, one that anyone in fields relating to criminal justice should read This is a book that touches on so many topics that I would guess the majority of Americans have no idea about even I, who The Beginning and End of Rape was one of the most challenging books I ve read in a while From the beginning, author Sarah Deer doesn t pull any punches when discussing sexual assault in Native communities, and it s this firm, educated, backed up point of view that makes the book an extremely powerful book, one that anyone in fields relating to criminal ...

  6. says:

    Wow At the intersection of rape culture and colonialization is The Beginning and End of Rape My intent in this book is to explore the interconnectedness of surviving colonization and surviving rape. Life is really all about education If you re not growing your mind, you re dying And it s this kind of book that needsexposure of only to understand what really goes on in the world so we can make a difference This book really brings up the issue of tribal law and how we ve treated it, how Wow At the intersection of rape culture and colonialization is The Beginning and End of Rape My intent in this book is to explore the interconnectedness of surviving colonizati...

  7. says:

    I m perhaps not as well read in this area as I might be further complicated by how much of the scholarship is done by a person whose credentials have been called into question, but I m not sure this book was doing much that was wildly new It was presented to our class, I assume, as an alternative to that other work that has been done, and I think it sort of does that but less theoretically rigorously unfortunately, though her interventions in the specifically legal world are super I m perhaps not as well read in this area as I might be further complicated by how much of the scholarship is done by a person whose credentials have been called into question, but I m not sure this book was doing much that was wil...

  8. says:

    Very academic A slow read, but absolutely necessary.

  9. says:

    Wow wow wow I read this book as a source for a paper I was writing but wow I never expected it to be shocking and overwhelming You ll learn so much from this book, a lot of harsh realities.

  10. says:

    I m very glad to have read this important book about the overlap between physical and cultural rape and the apparatus of tribal federal law.

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